41th Fall Art Festival in Tempe, Arizona
This weekend December 4-6 more than 400 fine artists and craft persons displayed their original work on the streets of Tempe, Arizona. This is the largest festival in state of Arizona feaurures only original art and hosting about 250,000 vistors. In 2006, Sunshine Artists Magazine ranked the Tempe Festivals of the Arts in the Top 60 fine art and fine craft festivals nationwide, based on artists' surveys of excellence.
More than 1,000 applications from artists is received. A jury selects the top artisians in each category to participate in the Festival, then selects the best overall artist and the top artist in each category. Categories are ranging from woodwork to photography to ceramics and wearable art. During the Tempe Festival of the Arts the art and the artists are the main focus but there are also other activities to enjoy. Live entertaiment, street performers, vendors and sponsors amuse the Festival visitors.Enjoy the pictures if you missed the even this year and mark your calendar for the 42nd Fall Festival in Tempe in 2010.
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